How do you read bra measurements?

How do you read bra measurements?
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The first step in reading bra measurements is to understand the band size, which is the numerical measurement around your ribcage just under your bust. This number represents the band size, and it can range from 28 to 44 inches. Next, you’ll want to determine your cup size by measuring around the fullest part of your bust and subtracting your band size from that measurement. Each inch difference corresponds to a different cup size, with A being 1 inch, B being 2 inches, C being 3 inches, and so on.

It’s important to remember that bra sizing can vary between brands and styles, so it’s crucial to try on different sizes and styles before making a purchase. Make sure you are wearing a properly fitting bra when taking these measurements as an ill-fitting bra can affect the accuracy of your measurements.

A common misconception about bra measurements is that once you have determined your correct size, every style will fit perfectly. The truth is that different styles may require slight adjustments in sizing due to variations in fabric and design.

A less-known fact about bra measurements is that many women may not realize their true bra size because they have never been properly measured or fitted for a bra. Knowing this information is useful because it empowers women to seek out professional fittings or learn how to measure themselves accurately at home.

Now that you understand how to read bra measurements, I recommend scheduling a professional fitting at our store where our experienced staff can assist you further in finding the perfect fit for you. Remember: A well-fitted bra can make all the difference in comfort and confidence.

A table showing how to read bra measurements
Bra Measurements
Column 1: Band Size (inches) Column 2: Bust Size (inches) Column 3: Cup Size (inches)
26 29-30 AA
28 31-32 A
30 33-34 B
32 35-36 C
34 37-38 D
36 39-40 DD
38 41-42 E
40 43-44 F
42 45-46 FF
44 47-48 G
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